Energy Management

Research on information and communication technologies for the intelligent management of energy flows

Due to the increasing decentralisation of power generating modules with highly fluctuating resources as well as the growing coupling of thermal and electrical energy, efficient management systems for the deployment, the consumption and the storage of several forms of energy in distribution networks, buildings and plants is needed.

The FZI House of Living Labs serves as an ideal platform to research solutions for the energy system of the future in the fields of mobility, office, private household, and industry. The focus lies on the efficient control of decentralised deployment, the storage as well as the usage of thermal and electrical energy. The increasingly networked infrastructure of modern buildings therefore offers ideal conditions and necessitates the deployment of standardised procedures for the integration of devices and systems.

The challenges of industrial production are rather similar: In order to efficiently optimise the energy demand and the peak loads involved as well as the efficiency in the planning of plants and their control due to varying operational requirements, the FZI researches knowledge-based evaluation and control functions for the production.

The advantage of energy management is thus to provide flexibility in energy generation and load flexibility without significant impacts on the user and thus to make an essential contribution to the stability of the power grid for the imminent energy transition.

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Manuel Lösch (M.Sc.)

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Career

Manuel Loesch studied computer science and business informatics. He holds a master's degree in business informatics from University of Mannheim in which he specialized on “systems design and development”, and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Hochschule Furtwangen University. Besides semesters abroad in the USA and in the Republic of China, he gained practical experiences in the area of software development with IBM Research & Development and with SAP Research.

Since 2013, Manuel Loesch has been working at the FZI. His research focuses on IT-based solutions for future power grids — since 2018 as manager of the research department “Intelligent Information and Communication in Technical Systems” (IIK). His particular interest lies in the grid-supportive utilization of flexibility in energy demand and supply. In addition, he is responsible for the FZI Living Lab smartEnergy in which innovative energy management solutions are prototypically developed and evaluated together with partners from industry and science.

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Contact

Phone: +49 721 9654-564
Fax: +49 721 9654-565
E-Mail: loesch@dont-want-spam.fzi.de

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